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I just got my hands on a 2000 SE with leather in great condition for cheap...only problem is it will not start.

Theft light blinks but no turn over. Even when you jump the starter the fuel pump isn't coming on...all signs point to PATS issue?

what are ones options for this problem? I have looked around but am unsure of solutions...reprogram key? new PCU?

If i were to buy an aftermarket alarm, would that be able to override PATS? I have the chipped key and 1 non chip key that came with the car. Car was running up until a month ago, they said it started not starting well a few times then just went dead. THe starter is good and all that, seems like a PATS problem.

If anyone has any suggestions/ideas of what to do to maybe reset this, or am I better off taking it in somewhere?

Thank you for any feedback!
 

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Maybe a PATS, Maybe not

I just got my hands on a 2000 SE with leather in great condition for cheap...only problem is it will not start.

Theft light blinks but no turn over. Even when you jump the starter the fuel pump isn't coming on...all signs point to PATS issue?

what are ones options for this problem? I have looked around but am unsure of solutions...reprogram key? new PCU?

If i were to buy an aftermarket alarm, would that be able to override PATS? I have the chipped key and 1 non chip key that came with the car. Car was running up until a month ago, they said it started not starting well a few times then just went dead. THe starter is good and all that, seems like a PATS problem.

If anyone has any suggestions/ideas of what to do to maybe reset this, or am I better off taking it in somewhere?

Thank you for any feedback!
And I base this on what happened when I had a set of PATS keys cut before I added them into the system....

The car would crank, but not turn over just like GM's theftlock setup.

A reset will require a trip to a dealer or someone with a worldtool and while
you're there get at least 1 more PATS added since it will require 2 good PATS keys if you ever want to add one on your own.(you can get them off eBay for $12 and get a local hardware store to cut them)

You did check the fuel pump relay to see if it was tripping and the fuses to make sure none were blown didn't you?
 

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Troublesome system, and not an uncommon issue
by a long shot.

Unfortunately you are correct,
this vehicle's PATS key based engine disabling system,
and it is about to stop
recognizing the chip in your key.

Now, my expertise is in disabling
the PATS for remote start applications,
but if it's me, on this car, I would suggest
the IM04 bypass kit to get around the
issue for good.

This Bypass Module is designed to momentarilly
allow the engine to remote start by sending a proper
coded pulse to open the fuel rail passlock injector
cut off circuit.

The output from an alarm/remote starter
would then shut down the pulse, once it has detected
the engine has engaged, and preserve the integrity
of the PATS system.

That is it's designed purpose.

However, in your case, this input wire on
the IM04 bypass kit, instead of going to a
momentary ground pulse from an
alarm/remote starter, would go to a
constant chassis ground, through
the bypass module, grounding out the PATS.
The PATS would always be bypassed as long
as that wire is chassis grounded.
IMPORTANT! You MUST have the original programmed
keys to program the bypass module!
Then any store bought key will work.

I can not speak about a damaged PATS system,
like if a thief has destroyed it, because I do not
get into this part of FORD'S security application.
But as a happy coincidence to installing
after market remote starters, this does work on bypassing
trnasponder in most all FORD vehicles we've run into,
including your year FORD vehicle as well.

Also, this is a self learning, resistor sensing
and adjusting module. Once the PATS wires have been tapped,
you would press the program button to learn,
and it does. The car should then allow start
with any hardware store key.

I can't guaranty it would work here,
but for 70.00 might be the best shot you have
before the "totalled" diagnosis can be verified.

I'm confident it will work on this one
as well.

Regards,

Robert Martin-ALARMTEK/CEO
Master Technician
Mobile Security Electronics
ALARMTEKs Quickpay Links Site For Factory Override Bypass Modules!

Howard Wills
 

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Troublesome system, and not an uncommon issue
by a long shot.

Unfortunately you are correct,
this vehicle's PATS key based engine disabling system,
and it is about to stop
recognizing the chip in your key.

Now, my expertise is in disabling
the PATS for remote start applications,
but if it's me, on this car, I would suggest
the IM04 bypass kit to get around the
issue for good.

This Bypass Module is designed to momentarilly
allow the engine to remote start by sending a proper
coded pulse to open the fuel rail passlock injector
cut off circuit.

The output from an alarm/remote starter
would then shut down the pulse, once it has detected
the engine has engaged, and preserve the integrity
of the PATS system.

That is it's designed purpose.

However, in your case, this input wire on
the IM04 bypass kit, instead of going to a
momentary ground pulse from an
alarm/remote starter, would go to a
constant chassis ground, through
the bypass module, grounding out the PATS.
The PATS would always be bypassed as long
as that wire is chassis grounded.
IMPORTANT! You MUST have the original programmed
keys to program the bypass module!
Then any store bought key will work.

I can not speak about a damaged PATS system,
like if a thief has destroyed it, because I do not
get into this part of FORD'S security application.
But as a happy coincidence to installing
after market remote starters, this does work on bypassing
trnasponder in most all FORD vehicles we've run into,
including your year FORD vehicle as well.

Also, this is a self learning, resistor sensing
and adjusting module. Once the PATS wires have been tapped,
you would press the program button to learn,
and it does. The car should then allow start
with any hardware store key.

I can't guaranty it would work here,
but for 70.00 might be the best shot you have
before the "totalled" diagnosis can be verified.

I'm confident it will work on this one
as well.

Regards,

Robert Martin-ALARMTEK/CEO
Master Technician
Mobile Security Electronics
ALARMTEKs Quickpay Links Site For Factory Override Bypass Modules!
 

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And I base this on what happened when I had a set of PATS keys cut before I added them into the system....

The car would crank, but not turn over just like GM's theftlock setup.

A reset will require a trip to a dealer or someone with a worldtool and while
you're there get at least 1 more PATS added since it will require 2 good PATS keys if you ever want to add one on your own.(you can get them off eBay for $12 and get a local hardware store to cut them)


You did check the fuel pump relay to see if it was tripping and the fuses to make sure none were blown didn't you?
Also you can buy your chipped keys off ebay all day but the fact still remains you need to take it to the dealership to have them program it. If both keys aren't present when programing them, the one not present will cease to function properly. BTW 2 brand new keys cut and programed only cost like $150..... Thats with the cost of the 2 keys and programing.
 
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